Luna Stage awarded NEA grant for ‘Voting Writes’ project

Luna Stage awarded NEA grant for ‘Voting Writes’ project

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage has been awarded an Art Works grant for $10,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts for its upcoming program “Secret Cities: Voting Writes,” a series of plays and songs investigating the roots of voter apathy and activation. This project is created in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation, […]

Luna Stage launches virtual programming

Luna Stage launches virtual programming

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage has launched a series of programs to connect, celebrate and inspire local communities during the time of COVID-19. These include free 10-minute playwriting classes for community writers, solo show creation workshops featuring voices from across the country, a song cycle of commissioned pieces inspired by local heroes and three […]

Luna Stage actors come together

Luna Stage actors come together

WEST ORANGE, NJ — March 23 would have been Luna Stage’s first rehearsal for the world premiere of “Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal,” which is now postponed to September. To mark this day, however, Luna Stage decided to gather the cast for a Zoom reading. The screenshot above was taken by one of the actors. […]

Yet again, Essex County takes lion’s share of Jersey Arts awards

Yet again, Essex County takes lion’s share of Jersey Arts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, recently announced the winners of the 2020 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Now in its 12th year, the annual contest celebrates the extraordinary work of New Jersey’s vital and thriving arts community. Nearly 11,000 arts lovers […]

Luna Stage to present ‘Gay History for Straight People!’

Luna Stage to present ‘Gay History for Straight People!’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As part of its acclaimed American Voices series, Luna Stage will present “Hooray For Lady Land! Gay History For Straight People!” This show, which will run from March 14 through 30, is written and performed by Will Nolan as his comic alter-ego, Leola.  Leola is your new favorite Kelly Clarkson-worshipping senior […]

Thomas Edison and the literary imagination

Thomas Edison and the literary imagination

WEST ORANGE, NJ — From “The Future Eve,” an 1885 French science fiction novel, to the recent motion picture “The Current War,” the life and work of Thomas Edison has inspired the imagination and creativity of novelists, playwrights and filmmakers. In a program that evokes this tradition, award-winning playwright Ben Clawson will discuss his own […]

World premiere of ‘American Rookie’ at Luna Stage

World premiere of ‘American Rookie’ at Luna Stage

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage will present the world premiere of “American Rookie,” written and performed by Dipti Bramhandkar and directed by Padraic Lillis, from Jan. 11 to 20. Part coming-of-age tale, part social commentary and part comedy, this one-woman show explores what it means to be an immigrant at a time when the […]

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